Feeds

Google brings Street View to Windows Mobile and S60

But no pictures of Blighty as yet

Best practices for enterprise data

Google's latest version of mobile mapping software finally brings Street View to mobile phones - excepting the iPhone, which gained that capability when the iPhone 2.2 Software Update was released on November 21.

It's a little hit-and-miss to access a Street View image, as you need to select the place you're interested in seeing and hope Google's street-shooting fleet has passed by. But once located, the photographs replicate the desktop experience perfectly adequately.

Version 2.3 also provides directions for those walking - showing Google can think outside California - plus links to the on-device address book so it's easy to see where a contact is based and get directions to their office. If that office is in one of the many bits of America which have been photographed, or Lille, Paris or one of the fragments of southern France already covered, then you'll be able to get a picture of it as well - but the rest of Europe will have to wait.

With Google handing out such services for free it's getting harder to see how commercial services are going to survive. Alhough nothing beats a dedicated GPS kit for in-car navigation, Google's consistent improvements make Mobile Maps an increasingly essential mobile application. ®

Recommendations for simplifying OS migration

More from The Register

next story
Trying to sell your house? It'd better have KILLER mobile coverage
More NB than transport links to next-gen buyers - study
iWallet: No BONKING PLEASE, we're Apple
BLE-ding iPhones, not NFC bonkers, will drive trend - marketeers
Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage
Still doing 'forensics' on the caching layer – Beeb digi wonk
Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?
They can take our lives, but they'll never take our SPECTRUM
NBN Co adds apartments to FTTP rollout
Commercial trial locations to go live in September
Samsung Z Tizen OS mobe is post-phoned – this time for good?
Russian launch for Sammy's non-droid knocked back
Speak your brains on SIGNAL-FREE mobile comms
Readers chat to the pair who flog the tech
prev story

Whitepapers

7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration
Avoid the typical headaches of OS migration during your next project by learning about 7 elements of radically simple OS migration.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Solving today's distributed Big Data backup challenges
Enable IT efficiency and allow a firm to access and reuse corporate information for competitive advantage, ultimately changing business outcomes.
A new approach to endpoint data protection
What is the best way to ensure comprehensive visibility, management, and control of information on both company-owned and employee-owned devices?